The Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg were the first casualties of rezoning, pushed by then-Mayor Bloomberg in 2005. What followed could only be described as something like ‘gentrification on steroids.’ These Brooklyn commmunities tranformed virtually overnight from primarily immigrant and working class to luxury and transient. My next guest is a community activist who grew up in Greenpoint--and someone who believes there should be a citywide moratorium on rezonings because of their disastrous effects on neighborhoods--just as a luxury developer is pushing a new one for Williamsburg’s waterfront. She’s also a candidate for the City Council’s 33rd district in 2021, which, among other areas, includes DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and some of Gowanus. Welcome to Living for the City, Victoria Cambrenes.
Jan 30 forum on navigating NYC Dept of Buildings and rent histories